hy·​per·​drive | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌdrīv How to pronounce hyperdrive (audio) \

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One of the coolest parts of the Star Wars franchise is when spaceship pilots engage the hyperdrive, which allows them to jump around the galaxy faster than the speed of light. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Our Galaxy Is Really Greasy and Smells Like Moth Balls," 28 June 2018 Pittsburgh’s offense spent part of last season lost in the woods before hitting hyperdrive. Conor Orr, SI.com, "AFC North Offseason Report Cards: Browns on the Rise, Steelers Vulnerable, Marvin on the Brink, Lamar Jackson Is the X-Factor," 5 June 2018 The Star Wars machine pushes forward in hyperdrive. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Solo film review: Best when it embraces its favorite action-movie urges," 24 May 2018 No citizen should be denied his or her dose of galactic hyperdrive; curb that prerogative, and the Supreme Court would have something to say on the matter. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”," 4 June 2017 By the time each team arrived in San Antonio, the hype had hit hyperdrive. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc: If Bearcats and Musketeers should meet for the title ...," 27 Jan. 2018 Then check the hyperdrive and get ready to jump to safety! Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "First Look: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Millennium Falcon Lego Set (Exclusive)," 14 Feb. 2018 Why does the Empire only disable the Millennium Falcon hyperdrive and not the whole ship? Matt Miller, Esquire, "A Comprehensive List of Star Wars Plot Holes," 19 Jan. 2018 The writing, rewriting and re-rewriting of the tax code has sent tax professionals into a frantic hyperdrive. Tiffany Hsu And Julie Creswell, New York Times, "Tax Bill Is Great for Accountants — Unless They Have Holiday Plans," 22 Dec. 2017

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hyperdrive

chiefly US, informal : a state of extremely fast activity

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